Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigns after series of scandals

Ray Downs United Press International SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) — Uber founder Travis Kalanick has resigned as the company’s chief executive officer after months of scandal saw investors lose faith in the controversial tech mogul. The sudden departure comes after investors in the multi-billion dollar ride-sharing app demanded the resignation of More...

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By Colby Applegate On Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
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Skillicorn decries compromise budget

Despite Gov. Bruce Rauner’s pleas for unity on Tuesday night, Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) told the McHenry Times that he won’t vote for a state budget from either party that maintains the status More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
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Elections board will be ‘toast’ without new computers by 2018 elections, official says

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois’ ongoing budget problem has left the Illinois State Board of Elections in a financial hole so deep that agency officials claim they can’t afford the new computers they need to handle More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, June 19th, 2017
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Coles County can’t fix debt by upping assessed value, group argues

MATTOON – Raising the equalized assessed value (EAV) can’t dig a county out of millions of dollars in debt, according to a recent argument made by the Edgar County Watchdogs on their Illinois Leaks More...

By Associated Press On Sunday, June 18th, 2017
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Justices could take up high-stakes fight over electoral maps

Mark Sherman Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In an era of deep partisan division, the Supreme Court could soon decide whether the drawing of electoral districts can be too political. A dispute over Wisconsin’s More...

By Associated Press On Sunday, June 18th, 2017
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Illinois residents grieve over fatal van-train collision

PANA (AP) — Residents of a central Illinois city are mourning after five elderly residents were killed when a freight train struck their minivan. The accident happened Wednesday evening as they drove home More...

By Jake Leonard On Sunday, June 18th, 2017
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UPDATE: Matt Hughes Awake and Responsive One Day Following Truck-Train Collision

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — A report from former UFC welterweight champion and Hall of Famer Matt Hughes’ long-time manager confirms that Hughes has improved since his truck-train collision Friday. Monte More...

By Jake Leonard On Sunday, June 18th, 2017
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Carlinville, watchdog group information battle moves ahead

The ongoing tug-of-war between the City of Carlinville and John Kraft took another official step forward when Kraft’s attorneys entered their court appearance and filed a motion for partial summary judgment More...

By Colby Applegate On Friday, June 16th, 2017
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Saluki pitcher prepares to put on pinstripes

Southern Illinois University baseball fans should keep an eye on starting pitcher Chad Whitmer, who was drafted by the New York Yankees recently. Whitmer was taken in the 10th round of the 2017 MLB Draft and becomes More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, June 15th, 2017
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Governor Rauner Calls Lawmakers Back to Springfield to Pass Compromise Balanced Budget Plan

SPRINGFIELD – One day after House and Senate Republicans unveiled a compromise balanced budget plan to end the budget impasse, Governor Bruce Rauner today called lawmakers back to Springfield for a 10-day special More...